Yinka Adelekan is the Chief Executive Officer of Agusto & Co, Nigeria’s foremost Credit Rating Agency. Yinka is a Finance professional with prolific experience in corporate banking, risk management, business development, managing businesses for value creation and financial analysis. Her background spans analyzing banks, insurance companies, leasing companies, mortgage institutions and commercial and industrial companies. She has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Manchester (Manchester Business School), M.Sc. in Information management and finance from the University of Westminster, United Kingdom. She also possess a B.Sc. in Banking & Finance from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.
She has attended various first-class management courses including the Women in Leadership Programme of the Harvard Business School, the Senior Management Programme of the Lagos Business School and various trainings from Standard and Poors, Moodys and Fitch Training. She is a Senior Associate Member of Risk Managers Association of Nigeria (RIMAN).
Yinka’s personal strengths are brilliant leadership abilities, outstanding English (oral & written) communication skills, sound presentation abilities and very strong analytical & problem solving skills. She is a very experienced financial analyst and is a member of the Agusto & Co. Rating committee.
Under her supervision, her team has issued ratings on debt in excess of ₦250 billion bonds, above 500 ratings issued to banks, insurance companies, leasing companies and asset management firms. She has been a lead facilitator for over 15 years in courses such as credit risk, business strategy, value chain mapping, commercial lending and credit structuring. With over twenty-one years’ experience, her knowledge base of the financial services Industry is extensive.
Prior to joining Agusto & Co in 1999, Yinka was a Credit Analyst in the Corporate Banking Division of Chartered Bank Plc (now StanbicIBTC Bank Plc) in which her scope included relationship management and credit structuring for financial institutions and large corporates in construction, aviation, telecommunications and shipping.